Sept. 11 events
9/11 artifact unveiling Arlington: A steel piece from the World Trade Center will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at the new Arlington Station 46 Firehouse, 137 N. Macleod. To donate to build a memorial from the steel, call 360-403-3600 or send check payable to City of
Arlington 9/11 Memorial to: City Hall, 238 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington WA 98223.
Freedom Walk 2011 Arlington: Registration starts at 8 a.m. and walk begins at 9:11 a.m. Sept. 11 at Lebanon and Legion parks, 210 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. Walk is fundraiser for Operation Homefront of Washington, which helps military families. Event includes presentation of colors, Arlington Idol winner Hannah Gould singing national anthem, guest speaker, children’s activities, food and local bands. Suggested donation: $5. Free T-shirt for first 250 registered. Register online: www.operationhomefront.net/Washington and click on Freedom Walk 2011.
Motorcycle procession: “9/11 Patriot Ride” will include more than 70 motorcyclists on a 58-mile memorial ride. Sponsored by Sound Harley-Davidson of Marysville and Puget Sound Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) ride starts at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at Sound Harley, 16212 Smokey Point Blvd. Riders will stop at Snohomish County Fire District 7, 8010 180th St. SE in Snohomish to observe a flag lowering at about 11:30 a.m. Route follows Lowell-Larimer Road and in Everett goes west on 41st Avenue, north on Rucker Avenue, west on Pacific Avenue, north on W. Marine View Drive, and north to Marysville on Highway 529. Ride ends at Sound Harley. More info: www.soundharley.com and click on “9/11 Patriot Ride.”
9/11 Memorial Golf Tournament: Gleneagle Golf Course hosts golf tournament Sept. 11 with registration at 12:30 p.m., putting contest at 1 p.m. and shotgun start at 2 p.m. It’s a fundraiser for the 9/11 monument in Arlington. Cost: $70 per person, $280 per team. Sign up by Sept. 6 by calling 360-435-6713 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Course is at 7619 E. Country Club Drive, Arlington.
Lynnwood car and dog wash: The Helping Hands Veterinary Clinic will host 9/11 tribute car wash and dog wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 in its parking lot at 18415 33rd Ave. W., Suite R, at the northwest corner of Alderwood mall in Lynnwood. Proceeds benefit Lynnwood Police K9 Unit. The dog Vader and handler Officer Curtis Zatylny will be there.
Food drive: People in Marysville, Arlington, Lakewood, Stanwood and Camano Island are asked to donate during a weeklong food drive Sept. 12-17 in remembrance of 9/11. To help, email Adrianna McDowell: email@example.com. In Stanwood, food may be dropped at Candie’s Kids, 8620 271st St. NW, and at North County Fire and EMS, 19727 Marine Drive.
“United 93” film: The Everett Public Library will show the film “United 93” at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 in its auditorium. Rated R, the film is a depiction of flight that crashed in Pennsylvania Sept. 11, 2001. The library is at 2702 Hoyt Ave.
Mount Vernon concerts: David Cross will lead six “Remembering 9/11” concerts that include newly commissioned music. A 60-piece orchestra, 112-voice choir, a children’s choir, bagpipe and brass band will perform. Jamie Rauch, a survivor of World Trade Center attacks, and former TV chef Graham Kerr are in the program. There will be a military fly-over. Concerts are at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 in McIntyre Hall, Skagit Valley College, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon. Proceeds will fund a Rotary scholarship and a scholarship in the Skagit Valley College fire protection technology program. Tickets: $9.11 to $29.11 at 360-416-7727. More info: www.remembering911.com.
“Our America” concert: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Everett’s First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. Summer Aire will present the concert and ice cream social. Musicians and singers are from Everett Chorale, First Baptist Church, First Congregational Church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian. Free, donations accepted.
Everett church program: Bethel Baptist Church of Everett will host “Never Forget … Hope,” a 9/11 remembrance program, at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at 2525 Hoyt Ave. All are welcome.
Stanwood High School: “Honoring Our Heroes” ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at Stanwood High School’s football field to recognize fire, police and emergency officials and military members. Event opens 4 p.m. and includes speaker who was at the Pentagon on 9/11, and a military fly-over. Ceremony followed by free barbecue.
Blood drive: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will hold a blood drive, part of a nationwide “Muslims for Life” campaign, in remembrance of lives lost on 9/11. Blood donations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center, 19212 Highway 99 in Lynnwood. More info: http://muslimsforlife.org.
Mounted shooters: Western Washington Mounted Shooters invite the public to a shooting event starting at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 in Sultan to pay respects to those who died on 9/11. The event is at CAP Farms, 33319 Mann Rd., Sultan. Flags will be presented for each branch of the military, and law enforcement and firefighters will be honored. More info: 360-568-8952.
First Responders Sunday: At 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sept. 11 Evergreen Community Church, 3429 240th St. SE in Bothell, will honor police, fire and emergency workers and their families from several communities, including Bothell, Brier, Snohomish, Mill Creek, Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace. Glenn Lockwood, a deputy director of Red Cross response at Ground Zero in 2001, is a guest. More info: 425-402-1773.